Saturday, November 27, 2010

Costly Nuts!

Coconuts to cost more.
It was reported in the newspapers that the simple coconut's price has increased.
It used to be only 90 sens for a fresh nut at the road side stalls just few years ago. Today it is RM2 each! That would be 100% in 3 years.
In a few months, the 'old' nuts which is commonly used in curries, deserts, cakes etc. would be more expensive. Just why is this so?
Is it just because the tree grows too high to pluck? .....................Issit?
Whadda .......................pook?

Friday, November 26, 2010

So, what do you want to plant today?

Righteous Vs.
Unrighteous Planting

If you plant
.....honesty, you will reap trust
.....goodness, you will reap friends
.....humility, you will reap greatness
.....perseverance, you will reap victory
.....consideration, you will reap harmony
.....hard work, you will reap success
.....forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
.....openness, you will reap intimacy
.....patience, you will reap improvements, you will reap miracles

If you plant
.....dishonesty, you will reap distrust
.....selfishness, you will reap loneliness
.....pride, you will reap distruction
.....envy, you will reap trouble
.....laziness, you will reap stagnation
.....bitterness, you will reap isolation
.....greed, you will reap loss
.....gossip, you will reap enemies
.....worries, you will reap wrinkles
.....sin, you will reap guilt

So be careful what you plant today, it will determine what you will reap tomorrow. The seeds you now scatter, will make life worse or better, for your life or the ones who will come after. Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits or you will pay for the choices you plant today.

Monday, November 15, 2010

This I Gotta See!

Coffee Tea or Me?

Richard loses to Tony in the eagerly awaited challenge yesterday!

Everhopefully, Tony chooses an 'extra' long Air Asia flight and Richard do not have to snooze like this poor girl did!
It is not always easy to see a "Sir" dressed as an airline girl but he is gonna to look 'cute' here and there. It would also be nice to see Tony dressed as one! Ha!Ha!Macha!
You are a good sport 'Sir'!

(all pix from Google Images)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Call Of Duty

Black Ops

After playing it for the last three days, no wonder it is the Best Selling Franchise of All Time on PS3!
After Call of Duty and Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 this Black Ops is part 3 and is one of the most realistic computer game ever.
The best part is the optional (just select it) Pure HD 1080p video and Dolby Digital 7.1 Audio!
The official Worldwide launch was only days ago and in some parts, it is still being launch with parties. See the report here.

If this is your cup of tea, go for it. I like its reality. Great graphics and sound. On top of it, great computing animation comparable to that of big Hollywood blockbusters.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


in the State Assembly!

"It's been a year since we were told about the Cock project but what is the progress?"
"The Cock project!"
"What Cock project?"
"What is Cock?"

This was reported on the Malaysian 'The Star' newspaper in Nation page N20 of today.

At the Penang State Assembly, Zabariah Abdul Wahab (BN-Bertam) asked for the updates on the 1Km monorail test track in Batu Kawan, Penang. Then why 'Cock?'

Oh I see.
It was meant to be Coach as in c.o.a.c.h.
She said Koch, Coch,........blah, blah...Kochi!
Just what kind of England is this?

In the respectable State Assembly some more! Ha!Ha!

Talking Birds again?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Deepavali !

To all my Hindu Friends

Wishing you a joyful and a Happy Diwali 2010

Here is a special bird to grace this occasion.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Far Can We Go?

Un-necessary Fireworks.

With the increase of price (again) in petrol days ago, just how are we taking it?

The backlash is yet to come i.e. the increase of almost all commodities such as food, transport, travel, sundries....etc. doesn't the public care and worry about this?

The festive season is near. Yes we need to celebrate but then do we have to 'burn' up our hard earned cash to buy these kind of fireworks just to enjoy the 'bang'? While talking to some of our neighbours, we noted that those who plays are usually the ignorant poor and the arrogant rich!

Don't they need to save some cash for the 'rainy' days? How about saving the cash for the old folks? I am sure most have them at home and my bet would be they may need some sort of medical care or medicines.
Then why not they save the money for them instead of burning it up at the slightest excuse due to festivals?

Prices of medication have never dropped and not only they are getting more costlier it is getting limited at hospitals.
As for the un-necessary fireworks, it also causes disturbances within your neighbours. Many a times, I would have preferred to go out of our home to confront these inconsiderate people and perhaps wring their necks! The cops? Nah. been there, done that! It is useless!

I used to accept the excuse of 'because we have to celebrate', 'because it is part of our culture', 'because of our religon','...............bull............' so maybe only at certain times they can play but then, who is to control? Last nite, the so called celebration lasted till 2 am in the morning!
By the way, what celebration? There is one coming tomorrow?

Therefore we need to educate ourselves and be considerate to all our neighbours. Moreover, it
is indirectly giving our Gormen a message. "Come on, increase the price of everything. We can still afford to burn our money up. We still got plenty left!"

Please people, for once, just think of those in need.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Truly a great Bin

Swarovski EL 10x42 Swarovision

It is already three months old and we are really enjoying this pair of binoculars who have lived up to its claim "See the unseen"!
We have already covered more than half of our lists of birds. We even have more time to look at individual birds to study the its colors right up to the finest details.
Have never seen a Silver Eared Messia that clear. Also spotted the truly beautiful Red Headed Trogon who gave us three minutes of examination!

As for the Black Throated Sunbird, wow, truly exhilarating! Of course, we cannot leave out our ever popular "Phua Chu Kang" bird. Ha!Ha! This Streaked Spiderhunter's bright yellow feet looks just like his boots!

(Note: The following are not my pictures. They are from Google Images.)

Streaked Spiderhunter (above)

Silver Eared Mesia (above)

Red Headed Trogon (above)

Black Headed Sunbird (above)

Truly no regrets of owning this great pair of binoculars!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Resting In Peace?

The Olde Gap Rest House

Such a majestic architecture, left to rot.

Was at the hills on Thursday, 28th. October, 2010 and while waiting for our turn to go up the hills (again?) we still see the sad state of affairs almost every week.
This picture was taken in 2008, 2 years ago.
The nostalgic Gap Rest House is still dead!
Dead for the last six years!
You may see the date stated on the project board but the actual date of death (close for renovations) was already three years before! This is on the state of Selangor (state boundary) whereas most of Fraser's sits on the state of Pahang.
Just look at the conflicting date stated on the board!
By the look of the picture, is there any one working?
Even the concrete mixer (the only one) have weeds growing on it!
Even the little so called town is Dead. I am talking of Gap.

This is a picture I took in 1971 and that would be 39 years ago. Taken with a Kodak Brownie camera when I was a kid.

Just look at it now, five days ago!
As good as dead!

This is the million Ringgit suspension bridge.

Thank God, I walked across it safely. Even weeds are growing on it!
Just why would anyone for that matter spend so much and to abandon it half way?
It is an eye sore for every tourists who have to pass this town every time they go up and down Fraser's Hill.
The classic signage put up during the opening of the rest house is left to rot. It look like a tombstone instead. This is sad.

Monday, November 1, 2010

No, I Cannot !


Today is a special day.
I got zapped!

No, I cannot use profanities anymore.
He tapped my shoulder just now and I took today's posting off!

No, he is not from TMNut.
No, he is not from Cyberjaya.
No, he is not from Putrajaya either.

Higher up.

Really Higher up!!!!